Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels


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Whittall Pavilion

A hunt through the stacks of the Music Division reveals a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner by Ferde Grofé. Join Matt Spivey (Vice President of Artistic Operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (Music Division), Neil Grauer (Assistant Director of Editorial Services, Johns Hopkins Medicine), and Nicholas Alexander Brown (Moderator, Music Division) for a lively discussion about the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs.

Presented in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom”

Presented in association with Songs of America and the Library of Congress Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association